Are fava beans good for me?

Are fava beans good for me?

Are fava beans good for me?

We've been on a mission to get more people eating British fava beans for a while now, and for good reason. These beans may be small, but they sure are mighty - one of the best superfoods grown in the UK that we can think of.

Wherever we go, lots of people ask 'are fava beans good for me?' and the answer is yes - they're great for your health. They also make a much more sustainable snacking choice in comparison to roasted corn, or crisps.

Here's just a few reasons why fava beans are so good for you:

  • High in protein - with 10g protein per serving, fava beans are naturally high in protein
  • High in fibre - fava beans are a rich source of dietary fibre, which has been scientifically proven to decrease blood cholesterol levels
  • Packed with vitamins & minerals - fava beans are one of the best natural sources of minerals, including iron, copper and calcium

Nutritional comparisons

But what does all of this look like in comparison to other popular snacks?

We’ve taken the best known brands for roasted corn, popcorn, chickpea puffs and crisps, and weighed them up against our mighty fava beans. Here's what the comparison shows:

Nutritional values for popular healthy snacks per 100g
Roasted corn Popcorn Chickpea puffs Crisps Fava beans
Protein 7.4g 5.4g 15.7g 5.8 25.1g
British grown? No No No Yes Yes
Kcals 423 459 420 513 397

Fava bean summary

Fava beans have significantly more protein than any other common snack. Not only that, but they’re more sustainable to grow and have the least amount of calories per 100g serving. They truly are the best veggie snack going.

If you haven't tried them yet, browse our fava bean snack packs now.